On Saturday at PNC Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates (38-32) grabbed their sixth win in their last seven games, defeating the Detroit Tigers 4-1 in the second game of the teams' weekend interleague series. It was also their 12th win in their last 14 home games.
Perhaps credit starter Brad Lincoln for that. The right-hander struck out seven batters over six innings and allowed just one run, leaving the game with the Pirates leading 3-0. Those three runs came in the bottom of the fourth inning, as Andrew McCutchen drilled a three-run home run to center field. And as a result, never trailed. Closer Joel Hanrahan would record the save, his 19th of the season.
The series finale is scheduled for tomorrow at 1:35 p.m. EST.